Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, a nationally recognized children’s book expert and award-winning author and librarian, has served on and chaired several major book award committees for national and international children’s literature. He is passionate about helping educators and librarians connect all children with high-quality, culturally relevant children’s books via exciting, hands-on activities. Jamie has shared his contagious enthusiasm with teachers, public and school librarians, and other literacy advocates via national and international presentations/keynotes; and through his numerous professional books and writings for educators.

He is also the author of The Best Award-Winning Children’s Books of the Last Decade and How to Use Them in Your Program (2019), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Jamie for a high-energy day full of books your kids will go wild for as he shares the best award-winning children’s books of the past decade and highlights hidden gems you might have missed!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Jamie is clearly passionate about children’s books and his enthusiasm is contagious.”

“I appreciate Jamie’s focus on practical strategies to engage all readers and celebrate diversity.”

I am excited to dive into the recommended resources to jumpstart my library program.”

Jamie is the best! Highly-engaging presentation filled with useful ideas and information.”

I really enjoyed Jamie’s seminar and all the diverse books by #OwnVoices.”

“Such useful information I can use immediately! I LOVE all the free resources and activity guides.”

“What a fun day! The read-alouds and storytelling were super useful.”

Jamie did an excellent job! He covered so many books in such a short time and with lots of panache!”